Environmental Education

New Outdoor Childcare Regulations Enacted in Texas

We have a new policy leader in early childhood environmental education: The Texas Workforce Commission. That’s right. This spring, following behind the scenes advocacy by National Wildlife Federation and our partners at … Read more

Students at PS 57 Conduct a 14-Month Water Quality Study

March 17–23 is National Wildlife Week, and this year’s theme is water, specifically people and wildlife’s shared need for clean water. In keeping with this year’s theme, Junior Scientists and Junior … Read more

NWF’s Na’Taki Osborne Jelks Honored with White House Champions of Change Award

The Obama Administration selected Na’Taki Osborne Jelks, manager of Education and Advocacy Programs in National Wildlife Federation’s Atlanta office, as one of 14 White House Champions of Change for her outstanding work … Read more

The Government Shutdown Puts D.C.’s Environmental Education on Hold

When I moved to D.C. two weeks ago, I brought with me a pretty large to-do list. Unfortunately, almost as soon as I got here, that was all put on … Read more

Upcoming Austin Event: Tour the New Demonstration Wildlife Habitat

Join the National Wildlife Federation in celebrating the new Rocks to Roots demonstration wildlife habitat and outdoor classroom in Austin! Making Space for Wildlife in Schoolyards Gardening for wildlife begins … Read more

President’s Budget Eliminates Environmental Education. Again.

In President Obama’s Inaugural and State of the Union addresses, he outlined the need for the United States to lead the world in both the transition to a clean energy … Read more

Eco-Schools Mentor Visits from Wales

The NWF Eco-Schools USA team was thrilled to host Lesley Jones, our Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) mentor, last month.  Lesley is the Chief Executive Officer for Keep Wales Tidy … Read more

How One Parent Made Biking a Priority for Fairfax County Public Schools

When Jeff Anderson requested bike racks at his children’s school in the fall of 2008, he had no idea this simple request would lead to him playing a key role … Read more

NWF’s Cool School Challenge Helps Schools Cut Carbon Emissions

Gust post by Katie Siegel Last autumn, I had the opportunity to introduce NWF’s Cool School Challenge (CSC) to schools throughout Whatcom County, Washington as part of a partnership with the … Read more

Cows In the Garden: How One Teacher at a NYC Eco-School in the Bronx Engages Children in Science

One sunny day in 2010, a farmer came to visit PS 69 Journey Prep School in the Bronx, a NYC Eco-School. The farmer brought Rainbow, a 7-day-old calf, along with him.  While … Read more